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RoboBrrd at Maker Faire Montreal


Through a change in events, we will be at Montreal Mini Maker Faire! Be sure to check out the table with all the RoboBrrds, it will have a green table cloth at lots of cool robots!

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Also be sure to check out the Spikenzie Labs learn to solder area, you get to make a really sweet badge!

I’ve made some hand-made cards for anyone who wants them! So be sure to come by and grab one :) Now I have to go and prepare all my robots! Hope to see everyone there and…

Get excited and MAKE THINGS!

2 CommentsLeave a Comment

  • Kenny Caroli

    3 years ago

    I have to express thanks to you just for bailing me out of such a difficulty. After scouting throughout the world wide web and seeing ideas which are not pleasant, I figured my life was done. Being alive minus the approaches to the issues you have sorted out as a result of your entire report is a critical case, as well as the ones that would have in a wrong way affected my career if I had not come across the blog. Your actual knowledge and kindness in controlling the whole thing was precious. I am not sure what I would have done if I had not come upon such a thing like this. I’m able to at this point look forward to my future. Thank you so much for this professional and effective help. I will not think twice to recommend your web page to any individual who will need care on this problem.

  • Yoga

    6 months ago

    Hi Joanna,The short answer to your qisotuen is no, sorry, fraid I don’t. The longer answer is that I read it in a book probably sometime in the late 1970s. The book was some paperback college textbook with a title that might have been something like Social Impacts of the Computer Revolution or something like that. It was definitely a social-sciences sort of book rather than a computer-science book. It had a photo of the panel of some really old minicomputer on the front, i.e. a bunch of illuminated buttons. I was in my early teens (or younger) at the time and found it in a garage sale or something. I’m fairly sure that I discarded it many years ago, unfortunately.The quotation itself was in a section of poetry ostensibly written by a computer program. There were several poems each followed by what was ostensibly the computer’s own assessment of their merit. The All God’s Chillun ‘ line was presented as the entire poem, in my recollection.I say ostensibly because in retrospect it is highly unlikely that that line was actually generated by a computer. We’re talking about the dark ages of software, relatively speaking, and text-generation algorithms just weren’t very sophisticated back then. Even what’s probably the most famous computer poet, Racter, which was written in the mid-1980s, was eventually shown to be nothing more than a set of templates written by a human which were filled in with words chosen at random by the computer. (Look up Racter in Wikipedia if you’re not familiar with it.) So my guess is that while some of the examples in the book may have been generated by a similar template-based algorithm, the All God’s chillun’ line was cleverly composed by one of the programmers, not the program, and included with the others as a joke and/or a test to see how gullible people could be about the alleged intelligence of the then-very-novel computer.I’m amused that I’ve inadvertently created a Google singleton, though. That’s not easy to do.

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